Rail & Intermodal

Rail & Intermodal

The latest news, analysis, and developments affecting rail transport globally. Rail transport in the United States is dominated by privately held Class I railroads such as BNSF Railway, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways also operate in the United States.  

News & Analysis

17 Feb 2021
Texas is the epicenter of supply-chain damage caused by Winter Storm Uri, but the disruption is being felt nationwide. Mexican imports by truck may be delayed for days.
26 Jan 2017
Union Pacific Railroad’s discussion of pricing challenges for ocean containers in the fourth quarter was a rare admission of its inability to charge ocean carriers what it wants.
26 Jan 2017
Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation said they gained international intermodal volume in the fourth quarter.
23 Jan 2017
Shippers moving goods from northeastern China to international markets are turning to Russian ports.
20 Jan 2017
Pending any dramatic shakeup to trade relations, the railway — which operates a north-south network in Mexico and the US Midwest — said that despite recent downturn in intermodal revenue and volume, it remains optimistic about growing cross-border intermodal trade.
19 Jan 2017
President and Chief Operating Officer Keith Creel said international business growth is welcome but, “we’re not going to bet the farm on it.”
19 Jan 2017
Shippers show they are willing to pay more for dedicated capacity, and J.B. Hunt is happy to oblige.
19 Jan 2017
E. Hunter Harrison is leaving Canadian Pacific Railway early possibly to try to take the reins of CSX Transportation
19 Jan 2017
Greece has closed on the sale of its state-owned freight and passenger rail company Trainose.
19 Jan 2017
Chennai Port Trust is seeking approval to build a dry port so it can ease chronic truck congestion and remain competitive.
18 Jan 2017
CSX Transportation says it’s holding firm on pricing increases.
16 Jan 2017
There’s still plenty to concern shippers in 2017 when it comes to trucking and intermodal rail.
13 Jan 2017
JOC Inland Distribution Conference panelist Roquita Coleman-Williams discusses the crucial role Memphis plays in the global economy.
12 Jan 2017
At the 2016 JOC Inland Distribution conference Susan Maynor of the Greater Memphis Chamber discussed the importance of the city as a hub for transportation and logistics businesses.
09 Jan 2017
The “capacity crunch” is a myth.
05 Jan 2017
Chennai’s rail share in the first three fiscal quarters through the end of December slipped compared with 2015.
05 Jan 2017
From consolidation and alliances to a new president and regulatory environment, 2017 will introduce new challenges and opportunities. In a roundtable discussion with JOC.com, three shippers discuss their biggest concerns in the year ahead.
04 Jan 2017
Both companies now contend they are not receiving an equitable portion of the revenue from their partnership.
04 Jan 2017
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is struggling to convince shippers to shift freight to intermodal rail from trucks.
04 Jan 2017
Union Pacific Railroad will gain control of assets throughout the United States as a result of its deal with Railex.
29 Dec 2016
Food shippers have taken a particular interest in using the rail services made possible by the new line at Port Bronka.
27 Dec 2016
Shippers have asked Russia’s competition regulator to investigate what they describe as a system of bribes and close business ties that results in some shippers receiving better treatment than others.
25 Dec 2016
Weak demand has eroded domestic shipping rates, and may also have slowed the steady increase of rail transportation of ocean containers.
22 Dec 2016
Authorities at India Port Rail Company Ltd., which is tasked with developing last-mile rail projects connecting major ports, met this week to take stock of the progress on investments under way.
21 Dec 2016
Poor service by the Russian rail monopoly RZD is dampening shipper enthusiasm for Asia-Europe rail services.
20 Dec 2016
In the past year, busy terminals and traffic on roads connecting to the ports have left truck drivers waiting in hours-long lines to drop off and/or pick up a single load at Miami’s three container terminals.
19 Dec 2016
Shippers want the rail industry to try a slew of new approaches, but those changes may not materialize.
19 Dec 2016
Rail-road tariff equalization put in place this month is spurring Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust shippers to use intermodal trains rather than trucking.
16 Dec 2016
As ocean freight rates rise and remain unpredictable, Russian shippers are switching tracks and increasingly using rail transport to get goods from China.
15 Dec 2016
The only one of the four main terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey that does not have an on- or near-dock rail link will soon get one.
14 Dec 2016
APM Terminals has agreed to sell its UK container trucking and transport unit Pentalver to US railroad company Genesee & Wyoming.
06 Dec 2016
Tariff Authority for Major Ports has tentatively approved Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust’s proposal to equalize rail and truck handling rates, driving down the costs of rail and up those for trucking.
02 Dec 2016
Draft rules to sharply curb outbound direct investment would impact investment in overseas port and logistics assets under the country’s Belt and Road program.
30 Nov 2016
The new rule is above and beyond the published average train speeds that shippers and industry analysts have been relegated to rely on for years. Although those figures are an indicator of service reliability, they in no way provide a comprehensive appraisal of rail service.
29 Nov 2016
Russia’s competition authorities are weighing punishments for road and rail operators found guilty of anticompetitive practices.
29 Nov 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust wants to cut the costs of using rail and increase the rates for trucking in order to close the traffic gap between the two modes.